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Ben Roethlisberger to miss chunk of NFL season after injury

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The Pittsburgh Steelers may have eked out a tight win against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, but the victory came at a heavy cost.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a nasty looking injury after taking an awkward hit to the knee during the third quarter of the game, and didn't return.

Big Ben Out

It has now been revealed that Big Ben is going to miss a big chunk of the regular season, but thankfully he didn't tear any of the ligaments in his knee, which would have ruled him out for the entire year.


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4-6 Weeks

According to a report from Jason La Canfora of Fox Sports, Roethlisberger has suffered an MCL sprain in his knee, that should keep him out for the next four weeks.

However, other reports from the likes of ProFootballTalk and Chris Mortensen of ESPN, suggest that Big Ben could be out for as much as six weeks, which would be a dent to the Steelers chances of making the playoffs.

With 5:35 left in the third quarter, Rams safety Mark Barron sacked Roethlisberger after coming on a blitz, hitting him just below his left knee. Roethlisberger went down and immediately grabbed at the knee before the play was whistled dead.

The sack could have been called as a penalty on Barron for a low hit, but grey areas in the NFL rule book, which seem to be plentiful, aren't conclusive on what the outcome should have been. 

You can check out the play that injured Roethlisberger below. Do you think the Steelers can now make the playoffs? Tell us in the comments...

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